Due South

Portland Opens Back Up to Travelers with a Few New Twists

Find the Hotel Grand Stark, the Lot at Zidell Yards, new restaurants like Oma's Hideaway, and a new vibe in a city that feels more grown up than ever.

09/24/2021 By Allison Williams

Welcome to Seattle

Never Have I Ever: Summited the Space Needle

A longtime Washington resident makes his maiden voyage to Seattle's most visible landmark.

09/16/2021 By Stefan Milne

Float On

Never Have I Ever: Traveled by Seaplane

San Juan Island travelers can avoid ferry lines and hours of traffic with a 40-minute seaplane ride from downtown Seattle on Kenmore Air.

09/16/2021 By Allecia Vermillion

Prohibition Punch

Never Have I Ever: Had Drinks Atop Smith Tower

The former Chinese Room is now a 35th-floor speakeasy with some of the best views in Seattle.

09/16/2021 By Benjamin Cassidy

Tuck and Roll

Never Have I Ever: Sledded Down a City Hill

Does it snow in Seattle? Yes, it does. After a big snowstorm, Seattle's hillsides become extreme ski jumps for winter adventurers.

09/16/2021 By Allecia Vermillion

Bicycle Diaries

Never Have I Ever: Commuted via Bike

A casual weekend bicycle enthusiast straps on a helmet and heads to work downtown.

09/16/2021 By Allison Williams

Wine Country Escape

Walla Walla: The Maiden Voyage

Make the most of your first time visiting Washington's main wine region.

09/14/2021 By Sean P. Sullivan

Wine Country Escape

Red Mountain and the Tri-Cities: Grape Country

How to spend a day tasting wine in Washington state's grape country.

09/14/2021 Photography by Sean P. Sullivan

Wine Country Escape

Yakima Valley: Scenic and Sparkling

From bubbles to tamales, here's how to spend a day in the Yakima Valley AVA.

09/14/2021 By Sean P. Sullivan

Wine Country Escape

Lake Chelan: Vacation Plus

How to spend a day tasting wine in Lake Chelan (including a must-try Sunday brunch).

09/14/2021 By Sean P. Sullivan

Wine Country Escape

Columbia Gorge: The Wild Frontier

A one-day itinerary—including where to stop and eat—in the Columbia Gorge AVA.

09/14/2021 By Sean P. Sullivan

Oompah Yourself

Oktoberfest Is Still On in the Northwest

Where to drink German beers and celebrate the Bavarian fall tradition near Seattle. Plus, what happened to Leavenworth's famous Oktoberfest?

09/14/2021 By Allison Williams

Scenic & Sparkling

Where to Drink Wine in the Yakima Valley

Here are some of the best wineries in the region, from Yakima to Prosser to the Tri-Cities.

09/10/2021 By Sean P. Sullivan

Valley Whirl

What to Do in Yakima

Once billed as the Palm Springs of Washington, this agricultural town boasts outdoor recreation and serious beer tasting.

09/10/2021 By Allison Williams and Seattle Met Staff

Local Gems

Where to Eat in Yakima

The Central Washington town has everything from famous Mexican fare to well-crafted cocktails.

09/10/2021 By Allison Williams

Planner

What to Do in Washington in September

Scottish games, state fair scones, and a tour to watch elk get busy.

09/03/2021 By Allison Williams

Fall Report

Northwest Travel Fall 2021: Where to Go, What to Know

From Walla Walla's Fall Release Weekend to a musical from the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, chillier weather doesn't mean there's any less to do.

09/02/2021 By Allison Williams

Branch Out

The Best Treehouse Vacation Rentals in Washington

Make like a squirrel by overnighting in cabins suspended in Pacific Northwest trees.

09/01/2021 By Allison Williams

Fair Game

Our State Fair Is...Which State Fair?

A guide to the Evergreen State Fair, Washington State Fair, Seafair, and more.

08/27/2021 By Allison Williams

The Mountain

An Insider’s Guide to Visiting Mount Rainier National Park

Make the most of a visit to Washington State's famous volcano.

08/25/2021 By Allison Williams and Seattle Met Staff